Junior Gaeltacht Minister Jack Chambers has approved two more language plans in Donegal, one covering the north of the county, the other covering the Gaeltacht Lar.

Minister Chambers also announced further grants for the development of the arts in the Donegal Gaeltacht.

During his visit to the county, Minister Chambers announced the official launch of the North Donegal Language Plan under the language planning process.

He also confirmed that he is approving the Gaeltacht Lár Language Plan.

An annual budget of up to €100,000 each will be made available to both lead organisations over the seven year life of the plan, with the employment of one Language Planning Officer provided for.

Minister Chambers also announced a grant of up to €150,000 for Ealaín (Aileen) na Gaeltachta to develop a pilot drama programme for young people in the Gaeltacht.

This builds on a €1.27 million allocation announced in 2019 for a three year project to develop language-based arts in the Gaeltacht.

He also visited Downings, and the Business Park in Gweedore.

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